Chukie Nwokorie

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Chukie Nwokorie
Date of birth: (1975-07-10) July 10, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth: Tuskegee, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Offensive lineman
Defensive lineman
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
College: Purdue University
Organizations
As player:
1999–2002
2003–2004
2006
2007
Indianapolis Colts
Green Bay Packers
Las Vegas Gladiators
Grand Rapids Rampage
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Chijioke "Chukie" Obinna Nwokorie (born July 10, 1975 ) is a former American football offensive lineman and defensive lineman.

Early years[edit]

Chukie Nwokorie was adopted as a teenager by John and Patricia Stephenson of Lafayette, Indiana after his birth father departed for Nigeria and his birth mother proved unable to care for him. Brought into the Stephenson family (three sons and a daughter), he finally found the family he had never had. He played high school football at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana where he received honorable mention and All State Selection in 1994. He notched 88 career tackles with 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

College career[edit]

He played college football at Purdue University where he was a four-year letter winner and a one-year starter.

NFL career[edit]

Nwokorie entered the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts (1999–2002) signing as a free agent. He also played for the Green Bay Packers (2003–2004).

AFL career[edit]

Nwokorie played two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Las Vegas Gladiators (2006) and the Grand Rapids Rampage (2007).

Personal[edit]

He served as an intern in the enforcement department of the NCAA in 2001. He currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, Jamila. He also had a stint in 2004–2005 as an intern at a local radio station in Indianapolis, WNOU with the Morning Mess. He is currently the vice president of Fronton Operations.

On August 27, 2008, Nwokorie was arrested by Indianapolis police and charged with two felonies, criminal deviate conduct and sexual battery.[1]

On November 1, 2009 Chijoke Nwokorie was arrested on preliminary battery charges by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.[2]

Former Colts Player Pleads To Confinement, Assault Chijioke Nwokorie Sentenced To 2 Years Probation [3]

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